• Boston Park Plaza Appoints Executive Chef

     
    POSTED December 18, 2016
     

Boston Park Plaza has appointed Andrew Beer as their new executive chef. He will manage the hotel’s entire culinary program, including development for custom events and running the on-site restaurant, Off The Common.

“We’re thrilled to have someone with Andrew’s talent, creativity, and extensive background assume the role of Executive Chef at Boston Park Plaza,” says Jon Crellin, managing director, Boston Park Plaza. “Andrew’s passion for the culinary arts and well-rounded knowledge of American cuisine, coupled with his proven track record of preparing delicious meals for groups of all sizes, are a perfect match for this role.”

Beer graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York City and then served as a line cook at The Wildflower in Vail, Colo. He has since worked in kitchens at Marsh Tavern in Manchester, Vt., And Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

In 2003, he headed back to Boston and served as the executive sous chef at the Mandarin Oriental as well as sous chef and executive sous chef for the following restaurants: Aquitaine Bistro, UpStairs on Square, Church, Market and Liquid Art House.

His most recent position was executive chef at Taj Boston, where he was in charge of the 24-hour in-room dining and the catering programs. He brings years of experience in both the culinary world and management industry to his latest position.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

In light of COVID-19, a survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) discovered that 44 percent of Americans are planning leisure trips or overnight travel before the end of 2020.